Man accused of killing 60-year-old

Published On: Jan 11 2012 11:26:06 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 11 2012 11:56:51 AM EST

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Matthew Horn


A St. Augustine man has been arrested in connection with the killing of another man Saturday night.

Police said they found the body of 60-year-old Douglas Cracraft, of Jacksonville, lying in a wooded area west of the railroad tracks behind 3551 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd. on the property of the Florida East Coast Railway.

Police said an autopsy determined the cause of death to be a homicide.

Investigators said that later arrested 43-year-old Matthew Horn in connection with the death.

Police said both men were transients. They said Cracraft's body was found near a transient camp.

No other details were released. Police said the investigation is ongoing.


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